Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo (German: [bʀyːl] ; born 16 June 1978), known simply as Daniel Brühl, is a German actor. He began his work at a young age in a German soap opera called Forbidden Love in 1995. In 2003, his starring role in German tragicomedy film Good Bye, Lenin! received wider recognition and critical acclaim which garnered him the European Film Award for Best Actor and the German Film Award for Best Actor. For his role as Lauda, he received multiple award nominations including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critic's Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.